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It's fine for what it is, some folks don't understand this type of player?
on April 12, 2013
I bought one of these in a local store on clearance.
Three buttons (play/pause (also the off/on and shuffle off/on) + 2 for volume (and next or previous track) and no display, it is for people who just want to start up and listen and don't care about management:
Tags and filenames don't matter at all.
It plays files in the order placed on it OR your tunes shuffled, that is it, protected tracks won't work; again, it's not sophisticated, it just plays.
Windows 7 found it no problem, and it acts like a hard drive, just drag and drop the songs, I suggest just putting all favorite MP3s.
No need to use songbird software, just put all the MP3s in the Music folder.
Can't speak to .WMA or other formats, so many free convertors to MP3 and freeware CD rippers, should be a non-issue in 2013.
Can get 90 mins worth of play on a 5 min charge (so the paperwork said, untested), charged via ANY usb port. (I just full charge, but that is nice in case I find it drained)
Sound quality of my 192-bit rips is excellent, I use a different pair of earphones, but the ones it came with are OK.
Can't speak to length of charge, but listening reasonable volume for me, it's gone more than 4 hours, I am at a PC often, so I just recharge it.
Will NOT play and charge at the same time, I did try that.
So for what it does and the cost, it's worthy, plenty of space for songs for jogging/walking/working out.
Very small and lightweight with a nice clip built in.